Agile Certification & Training

Agile Career Development: Finding the Right Track for You

Watermark Learning provides the Agile training and related resources to ensure you and your organization receive the full benefits of Agile certification and credentials including:

  • Demonstration of a professional level of Agile principles and practices
  • Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management
  • Increased confidence by employers when hiring a certified Agile practitioner

There are two types of certifications available to Agile practitioners:

  • Industry Credentials from PMI and Scrum Alliance, which are primarily knowledge-based.
  • Skills-Based Certificates, which are a blend of skills training and theory.

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Which certification is right for you?

Industry Credential
Name: CSM® / CSPO®
Awarded By: Scrum Alliance
Experience Needed: No previous experience is required.
Steps to Credential: 2-day CSM or CSPO course taught by a Certified Scrum trainer, and an exam.
Best For: Anyone interested in fulfilling a ScrumMaster, Scrum Product Owner, or Scrum team member role.
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Academic Certification
Name: Agile Practitioner Certificate
Awarded By: Watermark Learning/Auburn University
Experience Needed: No previous experience is required.
Steps to Credential: Completion of 1 required course (Agile Boot Camp) and 1 elective.
Best For: Anyone, with any level of experience, interested in making Agile a part of their career or seeking to broaden their knowledge or experience in Agile
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Industry Credential
Name: PMI-ACP®
Awarded By: Project Management Institute (PMI®)
Experience Needed:

2,000 hours working on project teams (Current PMP® or PgMP® holders will not need to submit hours for this requirement)


1,500 hours working on project teams using agile methodologies. Hours must be earned within the last 3 years.

For more details, visit the PMI website.

Steps to Credential: 21 hours of Agile training, application process, and an exam.
Best For: Project managers or others looking to increase their versatility as project professionals.
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Why choose Watermark Learning?

  • Watermark Learning is the leading provider for Agile, Business Analysis, and Project Management certification.
  • We are passionate about certification and believe in the value of earning industry credentials. That passion, combined with our expertise and our commitment, mean we are driven and able to help as many people earn their Agile certification as possible. 
  • Our instructors and product developers hold multiple certifications and have wide experience in taking and passing rigorous exams. We turn that knowledge into numerous tips and tricks for you to pass your own exams.
  • We have contributed to numerous bodies of knowledge, giving us an inside edge to understanding them and passing that knowledge on to you. 
  • We have developed exam preparation classes and support materials that have helped thousands of people pass their exam on the first try.
  • We have built the industry’s most comprehensive certification exam engine, the Online Study Exam system. It has 3 components that adapt as your study advances form warm-ups to drills to realistic simulations. Our exam questions contain the most insightful explanations to both correct and incorrect answers. This helps you understand a test creator’s thinking for why an answer is right or wrong. We also include appropriate references to facilitate quick research for additional study. Plus, understanding why incorrect answers are wrong can be the difference between passing and not passing an exam.